What You Should Know:
– The Bold platform is one of five interventions in the Ochsner Connected Stability pilot fall prevention and monitoring programs focused on helping Medicare Advantage members who are at the highest risk for falls.
Impact of Non-Fatal Falls
More than 85% of older adults have at least one chronic condition, and according to the CDC, 1 in 3 adults over 65 fall each year. Nearly $50 billion is spent annually on non-fatal fall injuries and $754 million is spent on fatal falls, many of which are preventable. For non-fatal falls alone, $29 billion was paid out by Medicare in 2018 for treatment and care. By delivering exercise solutions to members over 50, Bold serves a large and growing demographic that is shaping the future of healthcare.
Digital, Research-based Fall Prevention Pilot Program
To start exercising with Bold, a member completes a quick online assessment that analyzes their current health and fitness levels from which Bold designs a personalized program specific to the member’s abilities. Whether a member prefers to start with shorter, seated classes, or longer, standing classes, Bold offers options that are easy to follow and accessible at home. Members can receive supportive and motivational check-ins as they participate in the program and are also encouraged to join Bold’s virtual live classes and other community events, which fosters social connectedness.